are being turned into sausages and steaks in a bid to secure their future.
As well as sheep, you'll be surrounded by heather-covered hills and wild Dartmoor ponies
Though now the Dartmoor ponies
are being culled, the hides of their flanks crafted into drums to use at Druid retreats, to make a music of "life and the moon.
Working with a plough he made himse elf, William Williams, 80, and his wife Anne, 73, work with their three little Dartmoor ponies
, Katey, Marble and Liquorice, aged six, five and four respectively
Meet the Dartmoor ponies
Woodovis Park & (inset) the pool In its heyday Morwellham was Britain's busiest copper port Gill rides the Tamar ferry Calstock .
As a result the society has teamed up the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust (DPHT), which is facing a similarly bleak picture with its wild Dartmoor ponies
Local farmers George and Pat Burrough have run the scheme, in which Dartmoor ponies
and North Devon cattle have grazed the land between August and February and again in late April to late May to keep down the grass growth.
The Hughes' farm pigs and keep chickens as well as a reasonable herd of Dartmoor Ponies
were bred for the tin mines of Cornwall because of their sturdy, squat shape, and in the 1930s some 25,000 roamed the moors.
are being sold for as little as 50p - to be butchered for dog food.
Yet all the while people kept breeding registered Dartmoor ponies
Venture further afield and enjoy the many delights of the English Riviera, from theme parks to regattas to the Paignton Dartmouth Steam Railway and the legendary Dartmoor ponies